Bildeston Primary School News

The last few months have been a very unusual time, and many of us have had to adapt and learn new skills, from zooming at school to teaching at home.  I would like to thank our dedicated staff at school for maintaining in-school provision as well as guiding the learning of pupils.  Many of our parents have been teaching at home guided by work set by teachers and this has been greatly appreciated.  As a community we have pulled together and provided as best we can for our exceptional children.

The difficulties we have faced have not deterred us from keeping active! We have continued to take part in PE activities arranged through one of our sports providers, including the Sports Week Challenge where children completed activities like Speed Bounce, Keepy Uppys, Target Throws, Step Up and Upside Down Challenges!! We also joined in with the Sports Week Step Challenge where we managed a grand total of 5732 steps, that’s nearly to the top of Scafell Pike!! Children at home also joined in!

We have had Maths Quizzes by zoom as well as a parent question and answer session with teachers to help parents with their children’s home learning.

I am sure you will all join me in wishing our current Year 6 every success in their High School education. It was lovely to see them last Friday as they enjoyed time with staff and each other, and I know they will represent us well as they move on to High School.

We have made lots of zoom calls to our new parents and pupils as they embark on their education with us from September. We were sad not to have given our new pupils the usual Bildeston welcome to our school, but rest assured plans are in place to make sure that they all settle well into their new environment in September.

On behalf of the staff, governors and myself, I wish you all an enjoyable and, hopefully, sunny summer holiday.